Gary Schmitt is a resident scholar in strategic studies and American institutions at the American Enterprise Institute.
Nominating unqualified candidates in the primary could be costly in November.
If she does not go, Beijing will have taken the measure of another American White House and found it to be more bark than bite.
The primary system has yielded nominees who are noteworthy less for their governing experience and more for their sales pitches to the people.
It makes sense when you look at how the former vice president campaigned.